Southland reclaims swampy land for grounds

From our archives: APRIL 1908

Last updated 05:00 19/12/2012
Rugby Park grandstand

The old grandstand at Rugby Park, on the eastern side of the two fields.

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Today's headquarters ground of the Rugby Southland Football Union was officially opened on April 28, 1908, and Pirates beat Invercargill 5-nil in the first game played there.

It was initially known as the Eastend Ground but within a few weeks was named Rugby Park. The name changed to Homestead Stadium around 1988.

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- The Southland Times

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